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and well-liked drive was killed when his car flew over another car and into a fence. john hendren joins us live with the latest. good morning, john. >> reporter: good morning, yunji and dan. it was supposed to be a showcase event for the struggling indy car series. but with speeds up to 225 miles an hour and a crowded field, aggressive driving was a worry from the start. drivers and indy fans called it the worst crash they had ever seen. >> cars in flames, krwreckage, carnage, terrible. >> they just crumpled and caught on fire. everybody gasped. >> it's the most horrific race i have ever seen in my life. >> reporter: then came the tragic announcement. >> indy car is very sad to announce that dan wheldon has passed away from unsurvivable injuries. >> reporter: he was trying win a share of a $5 million bonus when his car flew over another on lap 11. >> you know, one minute, you're joking around before driver intros. and the next -- dan's gone. [ "amazing grace" playing ] >> reporter: fellow drivers and fans alike mourned the loss of the two-time indianapolis 500 winner. >> i think i'm gettin
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's the question after a preacher tied to rick perry accused rivals of being part of a cult. john hendren joins us from washington. >> reporter: it's come to this. one prominent pastor who supports rick perry says rival mitt romney, a mormon, is not a christian. that brings up a topic usually only whispered in the campaigns. the "m" word is now out. >> in my estimation, mormonism is a cult. >> reporter: megachurch pastor robert jeffreys endorses rick perry. he describes mitt romney and john huntsman as being members of a cult. >> i want to thank you for a rousing introduction. he knocked it out of the park as we like to say. >> reporter: romney sought to rise, kennedy-like, above religi religion. >> let no agenda narrow our vision or drive us apart. >> reporter: a problem that some have among the faithful. >> the next president of the united states needs to be a man, i'm speaking generically, man of sincere, authentic, genuine christian faith. >> reporter: so is mormonism a cult. don't ask her man cain. >> he's a mormon. that much i know. i'm not going to do an analysis. >> reporter: don't ask mic
desperation led the couple to a suicide pact. but others are casting doubt. abc's karen travers is joining us live from washington this morning with the stunning revelations. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, yunji. good morning, rob. bernie madoff's arrest tore his family apart. and now, we're learning that it drove him and his wife to the brink. on christmas eve 2008, burnive in and ruth madoff decided they had had enough. two weeks earlier, been been arrested and charged with running a multibillion-dollar ponzi scheme that bilked investors. according to a new interview ruth madoff did with cbs news' "60 minutes," she and her husband tried to kill themselves the night before christmas in their new york city penthouse apartment. >> we decided to kill ourselves because it was so horrendous what was happening. we had terrible phone calls. hate mail. just beyond anything. and i said i can't, i just can't go on anymore. >> reporter: ruth told cbs that she and her husband of 50 years decided together to swallow pills, including ambien and klonopin. but it wasn't enough. we took pill
are also trading higher. karen travers is joining us from washington with more. hey, karen. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, yunji. it certainly sounds like the economy was on a rollercoaster ride all summer. but there's modest growth. and that's spurring growth in the markets. the struggling u.s. economy is showing signs of life. yesterday, the dow jones closed up 340 points, putting october on track to be the single-best month for the market in 25 years. >> i think investors are now rushing back in. >> reporter: the wall street news was spurned by good news at home and overseas. from july to september, the american economy grew at a rate of 2.5%, driven mostly by consumer spending. >> i've been saving. and today, the price is right. the deal was good. >> reporter: people like allen goldberg are buying cars again.o in fact, ford motor company posted its ninth-straight profitable quarter. and stores are starting to stock up for the holiday sales rush. >> you can only patch up the old pair of shoes or scratch the rust off the bumper of your car for so long. >> reporter: yest
he needed? >>> also, a new travel warning issued overnight, after the u.s. uncovers a plot by iran to bomb a washington, d.c. restaurant. >>> and later in "the pulse," only in america. 8,000-calorie burgers. butterfat shakes. sin city's newest hot spot. >>> and good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm tanya rivero. this latest debate, the first for herman cain since his quick rise in the polls. >> but front-runner, mitt romney, also found a target on his back, as well. abc's john hendren breaks it down for us from washington. good morning, john. >> reporter: good morning, rob and tanya. it was a lively debate. but it failed to shake up the gop presidential field. the front-runner came out strong, as expected. and the insurgent from texas did not have the big night his supporters had hoped for. you know you're in the lead when you're taking fire from behind. herman cain, former ceo of got father's pizza took plenty for his 9-9-9 plan. >> 9% income flat tax. and a 9% national sales tax. >> you turn it upside down, i think the devil's in the details. >> i think it's a catch
. gadhafi and one of his sons were dead. john hendren is joining us from washington this morning with the latest. good morning, john. >> reporter: good morning, yunji. good morning, rob. libyan's flamboyant former leader had been on the run for weeks. chased out of tripoli by nato forces and rebel bombs. the end came at the people who he claimed until the last, loved him. these are the final moments of moammar gadhafi's life. the libyan leader, the world's most-wanted man, is battered, dazed and visibly afraid. just months ago, gadhafi insisted these libyans, all libyans, adored him. >> they love me. all of the people love me. they love me all. >> but if they do love me -- >> they will die to protect me and my people. >> reporter: gadhafi's final hours began when revolutionary fighters raided his last stronghold. the rebel leaders say the dictator was shot in the head and died on his way to the hospital, but there's conflicting accounts. this man, brandishing a trophy, gadhafi's golden gun, takes credit for the final shot. the shot heard arnold the world. >> this is a momentous d
are fearing the worst. >> many of the buildings fell during the quake and trapped hundreds of people. tell us about the building codes, what kinds of materials they're using and what it's like there when it comes to earthquakes. >> a lot of people this mork and yesterday are points to relat e relatively lax building codes. they are on par with some found in the states. but they're routinely ignored. buildings are built out of poor materials, poor construction. there's little enforcement. a lot of though little villages will start reporting back with a high number of casualties. that's the main thing we'll watch for today. >> it will be a sobering few weeks in that country. thank you, alex, live from turkey this morning. >>> next, on to libya. it ebrated liberation day officially on sunday. overnight, a threat, reportedly from moammar gadhafi's son, saif al i had lam. he says he's inside libya preparing to retaliate. >> "this week" anchor christiane amanpour asked hillary clinton about a spectacle will. >> i know it was a great relief to millions of libyans that the past is finished and now t
worry about safety. tahman bradley joins us this morning. >> reporter: good morning, the snow did not stick in washington but parts of maryland got half a foot of snow. the worst of it was farther north in new england. the monster nor'easter has passed. the damage remains. almost 3 million people without power. in southern new hampshire, some of the towns are still in the dark. nobody expected snow in october. >> i am so shocked. everybody is shock fpd trees are shocked. >> reporter: countless trees fell, tearing down power lines. in connecticut, utility crews are racing to restore power for nearly 1 million residents. >> no heat, no food no power. and it's october. >> reporter: downed power lines and blocked streets across the state could mag it too dangerous for trick or treating. >> we've left it up to municipal officials to call celebrations on or off of halloween events in their communities. >> reporter: the heaviest snow, which fell on saturday, caused a headache for travelers. a flight was diverted to hartford where people sat on the tarmac for seven hours. >> lets face it,
, even though protesters have little use for any of them. abc's john hendren joins us with details. good morning, john. >> reporter: good morning, tanya. good morning, rob. frustration over the stagnant economy is really spilling out into the streets. but this movement isn't the tea party. it's more like the tea party's liberal counterpart. >> united we stand. >> reporter: they are united in a growing national movement. >> this is a kind of revolution. power to the people. >> reporter: the occupy wall street movement began with a few protesters in front of the new york stock exchange and has become occupy america. spreading to nashville. to cleveland. >> if we all had good-paying jobs, then we wouldn't be here. >> reporter: and as far as los angeles, home of one of the highest foreclosure rates in the country. >> fix the economy by fixing the housing market. >> reporter: they are the anti-tea party, protesting corporate greed and massive profits for bailed-out banks, a movement not embraced by many republicans. >> don't blame wall street. don't blame the big banks. if you don't have a jo
much of the animal for the first time due to an exotic animal invasion. rob and yunji? >> tell us more about this owner and this farm. did the authorities allow him to keep dangerous animals on his property? >> reporter: apparently, ohio has some of the loosest laws of exotic pets. but in this case, the guy had been ordered to remove those animals within 20 days. and the judge who sentenced him on weapons charges allowed him to avoid jail time to take care of those animals. about 100 of them in all. now, they're being tracked down by a s.w.a.t. team with night-vision goggles. >> unbelievable story. abc's john hendren, thanks so much. >>> later on "good morning america," we'll talk live with jack hanna about the danger the animals pose to the people who live nearby. we're live in ohio coming up at 7:00. >>> things got lively last night in las vegas, as most of the republican candidates for president took the stage. rick perry got pretty aggressive in his attacks on mitt romney, as well as herman cain. with more of the feisty back and forth, here's karen travers in washington. >> reporte
plan will help homeowners that owe more than their mortgages are worth. karen travers is joining us from washington with details. good morning, karen. >> reporter: good morning, yunji. good morning, rob. the president unveiled his plan yesterday in las vegas, the nation's unofficial foreclosure capital. the goal is to help struggling americans. but it may also help the president. for the millions of americans who are drowning under the weight of their mortgages, president obama says help is on the way. >> this is going to help a lot more homeowners refinance at lower rates. >> reporter: the president unveiled a new plan that will make it easier to qualify for refinancing, even if the home is more than 125% of the current value of their home. >> if this initiative could keep 2%, 3% of the foreclosures from even happening, that has a profound effect. >> reporter: the plan is aimed at people like jan, whose florida home is worth $250,000, and has a mortgage of almost $300,000. she can't even get her bank to talk to her about refinancing without putting an additional $40,000 on the tabl
, whatever happens on your watch, you have -- >> you embrace that pretty quickly. >> i don't mind. i'm used to being an underdog. and i think at the end of the day, though, what people are going to say is, who's got a vision for the future that can actually help ordinary families recapture that american dream? >> reporter: george also asked the president about his backing for solyndra, the solar panel company that failed despite a billion dollars in government loans. the president says he doesn't regret helping the company because smaller businesses need help to compete with foreign companies. rob, back to you. >> john hendren in washington for us. thanks, john. >>> it appears that the president's much-touted jobs bill is dead in the house. republican leader eric cantor, says the bill taken as a hole, will never see the light of day. but it could be that lawmakers could vote on bits and pieces of the plan that both sides can agree on. >>> protests against wall street are spreading beyond new york city. dan harris has a look at the demonstration and what the protesters want. >> reporter: it
, after all, the big question now is, what next? rob and tanya? >> john hendren, live for us this morning. thank you. >>> so, when could we hear more from amanda? and will she write a book? we'll get some answers later on "good morning america." >>> in other news this morning, the republican race for president is now refocusing on rick perry and mitt romney today, after a final decision from chris christie. the new jersey governor is saying definitively that he is not running for the white house. at least not this time. abc's jon karl was at the announcement. >> now is not my time. >> reporter: it was vintage christie. >> new jersey, whether you like it or not, you're stuck with me. >> reporter: republicans had literally begged him to run for president. >> please, sir, reconsider. don't even say anything tonight. go home and really think about it. >> reporter: he did reconsider. top supporters said they were convinced he would go for it and started preparing to launch a campaign. even his family was on board. >> mary pat woke me up at 6:00 in the morning and said, if you want to run, go f
cancun by the end of the week. most computer models show rina staying away from the u.s. >>> and people across denver are in for a rude awakening. temperatures hit a record high of 80 degrees yesterday. but today, just 30 degrees. on top of that, it will be accompanied by the first snowfall of the season. the snow starts coming down this evening. by tomorrow night, there will be 6 to 12 inches in the city and more than 2 feet in the mountains. old mann!+ñ weather making an e appearance out there. >> sounds rough. >>> now, for t weather this morning from around the nation. that snow stretches into jackson, wyoming, montana and new mexico. rain and mountain snow around salt lake city. morning fog from san francisco to los angeles. showers from bismarck and fargo to the twin cities, green bay and chicago. a dry day along the east coast. >> 62 here in new york. 60 in boston. 80 new orleans. indianapolis gets up to 72. and detroit, 61. just 44 degrees in billings. and 50s from seattle to salt lake city. >>> coming up, the defense begins presenting its case in the manslaughter trial of micha
's many questions about how this bizarre situation was handled. abc's john hendren is joining us from washington with more on this story. >> reporter: good morning. terry thompson's animal farm began in 1977, with a baby lion named simba he bought for his wife. it ended yesterday, in a massacre of animals one deputy said they were forced to carry out to protect the public. all but a handful of the exotic animals were dead. >> the black bear then did turn in my direction and ran directly towards me. i fortunately was able to draw my duty pistol, fired one shot, killing the animal instantly. >> reporter: six others, three leopards, a grizzly bear, and two monkeys were taken to the columbus zoo. the last fugitive, a monkey that might have had herpes, became the last supper for a dead tiger. they were deliberately released in a final act of spite by terry thompson, just released from prison for a gun felony. his wife, seen here hiding from cameras, left him a few months ago. thompson then killed himself, leaving his newly-freed lions, tigers and bears to terrorize suburban ohio. >> there'
are at a virtual tie now. jon karl shows us why voters seem to be connecting with cain. >> reporter: the cain surge continues. over the weekend, republican crowds were loving it. >> stupid people are running america. >> reporter: the secret of cain's appeal, is the simplicity of his solutions. he's a hard-liner who makes you laugh. >> i will bring a sense of humor to the white house because america's too up tight. >> reporter: it was the approach he used as as successful run as ceo of godfather's pizza. he shut down underperforming stores. but also, serenaded pizza lovers. ♪ imagine there's no pizza >> reporter: cain's greatest asset is his personal story. he grew up dirt-poor in atlanta. his mother a maid. his father a barber, chauffeur and john tore. self-reliance is cain's creed. many years ago, he was refused a hair cut in a whites only barbershop. since, he has cut his own hair. five years ago, he had stage 4 colon cancer and was given 30% of survivor. he's been cancer-free since 2007. a miracle, he says. cain's aides tell me he's going to make a direct appeal to african-american voters. jon
to decide if she can go free or remain in prison for the rest of her life. lama hasan joins us with more. >> reporter: the day of justice reads one of the local papers. amanda knox has arrived in court. she's been doing so in the last ten months during this appeal. she's described as looking tense and serious today. her defense team has begun their final rebuttal. followed by a statement from her then boyfriend raffaele sollecito. he's also convicted of murdering amanda's roommate in 2009. following that, amanda knox is expected to stand up in court, make a statement. statement in italian. she's been working on the the statement for several months. she'll express deep sorrow to the kercher family for losing their daughter. but she'll say she's not guilty. the jury will go and deliberate. it's two judges and six jurors. five women and won man. that's why, we think, the verdict will come within hours. they've been talking about the case throughout the appeals case. back to you. >> as today unfolds, what are the scenarios we could see as today moves forward? >> reporter: well, there are sev
more quickly. karen travers is with us from washington, with more on this news. >> reporter: good morning, rob. good morning, yunji. this is part of the president's we can't wait theme. he's trying to work on initiatives he can put into motion now to help struggling americans without waiting for congress. earlier this week, it was struggling homeowners. today, president obama turned his focus to struggling college grads. he will outline his plan to give faster relief to americans drowning under student loans. the initiative will help consolidate loans, lower interest rates and lower monthly payments. recent grad, karen riley has $109,000 in student loans. she has just moved back home. >> we want a nice paying job where we can pay our bills. >> college students owe more than all the credit card debt in this country. today, president obama wraps up a west coast campaign swing, that included a stop at "the tonight show" with jay leno. >> have you been watching the gop debate? >> i'm going to wait until everybody's voted off the island. >> reporter: earlier, the president blasted cong
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